Advanced Mixing and Cooking Technology (AMACT)

Lead Participant: Olympus Automation Limited

Abstract

The innovative new “PDX” patented steam injection technology offers a major opportunity for revolutionary advances in food processing. It has already made an initial impact through salt and fat reduction and faster more efficient processing, but this has been achieved without full scientific understanding, largely by trial and error. Olympus Automation Ltd, together with its leading academic and industry partners, plan to realise the following objectives through this project: i) To gain a full scientific understanding of the operating envelope of the technology and to optimise its operation based on the ingredients or type of ingredients used to gain nutritional advantage, e.g. salt and fat reduction, and to minimise production time; ii) Research and develop methodology that identifies the parameters that drive key product characteristics and resultant nutritional impact; iii) Use knowledge gained to rank existing products in terms of potential nutritional benefits and monetary savings; iv) Use knowledge gained to model and develop a new generation of products and processes to unlock exciting new food opportunities not possible utilising current food process technologies

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

Olympus Automation Limited, PETERBOROUGH £617,785 £ 370,671
 

Participant

University of Lincoln, United Kingdom £290,450 £ 290,450
Bakkavor Limited, LINCOLNSHIRE £79,662 £ 35,000

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